Jim Letizia

Reporter, News Anchor

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.

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12:33 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

"Doolittle's Raiders" Member Passes Away

Funeral services are scheduled March 9th for a former Cincinnati resident and B-25 bomber navigator in the World War II attack on mainland Japan.

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12:31 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Hospitals Questions Local Firm's Sexual Assault Kits

The Ohio Department of Health is asking hospitals to stop using sexual assault evidence kits from a longtime provider because they could become contaminated with DNA from someone involved in assembling them.

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12:29 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Woman Pleads Guilty To Cashing Mom's S.S. Checks

Federal prosecutors in Columbus say a Marietta woman has pleaded guilty to burying her mother’s body in her Florida backyard 16 years ago and cashing 142-thousand dollars worth of her Social Security Checks.

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12:27 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Hilltop Man Slain At Home

Columbus police have now identified the man shot and killed late last night on the Hilltop.

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12:26 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Ranks Of Ohio's Self-Employed Decline

The Dayton Daily News reports Ohio's level of self-employment is at its lowest since 2001 and the state now has one of the lowest rates in the nation.

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12:24 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Ohio Unemployment Claims Decline

The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment insurance benefits in Ohio fell by nearly 23-hundred last week due to fewer layoffs in the manufacturing, transportation, and financial industries.

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9:23 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Chardon H.S. Students Mark Shootings Anniversary

Chardon High School students who lost three classmates in a shooting last February marked the one year anniversary yesterday with a walk through the community and a candlelight vigil.

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9:18 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Tax Benefit Helps Wendy's 4Q Profit

Dublin-based Wendy's says fourth quarter profit increased thanks in part to a larger tax benefit.

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8:24 am
Thu February 28, 2013

More CCW Permits Issued

The number of Ohioans getting a license to carry a concealed weapon has set another record.

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8:01 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Medical Marijuana Opponents Speak Out

For more than a decade, backers of a plan to legalize medical marijuana have tried unsuccessfully to convince Ohio lawmakers to approve the idea.

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7:55 am
Thu February 28, 2013

E-school Parents Lobby Lawmakers

Many Ohio children study online through state funded e-schools.

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7:48 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Killing His Wife

The Columbus man charged with killing his wife on February 13th and attempting to take his own life has pleaded not guilty.

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7:44 am
Thu February 28, 2013

State Releases School District Report Cards

After a 6 month delay the Ohio Department of Education has released school district report cards for the 2011-2012 school year.

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7:37 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Managed-care Provider Leaving Downtown

Buckeye Community Health Plan says it will move its office from South 3rd Street Downtown to Easton Town Center and add 118 jobs in the next several months.

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7:31 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Full-body Scanners Leaving Port Columbus

The Transportation Security Administration says full-body scanners will be removed from Port Columbus by the end of March.

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7:28 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Ohio Soldier Dies During Diving Exercise

Funeral arrangements are pending for a U.S. Navy sailor from Noble County who died during a diving accident.

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7:25 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Columbus Charter School Shutting Down

A Columbus charter school is closing its doors for good at the end of classes today.

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7:23 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Families Of Chardon H.S. Shootings Sue Gunman

The families of three Chardon High School students shot and killed in February of last year students are suing the teenage gunman and his family.

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6:56 am
Thu February 28, 2013

House Panel Approves Turnpike Bond Sale

The Ohio House Finance Committee has approved Republican Governor John Kasich's proposal to raise 1.5 billion dollars for state highway projects through Ohio Turnpike bonds.

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12:28 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

City Outlines Capital Improvements Plan

Columbus officials have released their proposed Capital Improvements Budget for the year.

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